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Sexual assault news and analysis from The Nation
October 22, 2021
A Video Leak Reveals the Use of Rape as Torture in Russian Prisons
Footage of sexual assaults against incarcerated individuals in Russia shows the glaring need to combat such violence around the world.
October 5, 2021
The Expansive Feminism of Jacqueline Rose
Rose’s latest book,
On Violence and On Violence Against Women
, is a rigorous and capacious study of contemporary gender politics and solidarity.
September 17, 2021
There’s No Good Reason FBI Director Chris Wray Still Has a Job
Wray has a pattern of refusing to pursue powerful men like Brett Kavanaugh and Larry Nassar on behalf of women and people of color.
August 10, 2021
The politician who governed without mercy does not deserve any now.
July 27, 2021
Sexual Assault in the Military Is Still Going Unchecked. Will Congress Finally Act?
Over the past decade, the incident of sexual assault in the military has risen. Congress may finally have seen enough to mandate reforms.
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May 26, 2021
The Military Needs A New Way to Handle Sexual Assault
A new bill proposed by Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Joni Ernst is a good start, but it’s not enough.
May 21, 2021
Brett Kavanaugh Remains As Incorrigible as Ever
In a recent decision, the man who argued he shouldn’t be judged by his youthful indiscretions had no problem sending young people to prison for life without parole.
May 11, 2021
Rushing to Judgment on Scott Stringer
The facts are too scarce, and the stakes are too high, to jump to conclusions.
May 6, 2021
Rapists, Misogynists, Creeps, and Their Books
Katha Pollitt on Blake Bailey, plus Louis Menand on Cold War culture.
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April 30, 2021
Philip Roth and His Defensive Fans Are Their Own Worst Enemies
Why did it take a sexual assault scandal to raise red flags about a deeply flawed biography?